December in Zurich is not much different than in other Swiss cities. Except that we got the most beautiful x-mas ligthing at Bahnhofstrasse. And Europe’s biggest artificial ice rink for ambitious skaters!

Built in the 1930′s, the open-air Dolder ice rink is very popular. Young and old are gathering there to do a few rounds with their ice skates.

As every year in December, there is a special happening: the Zurich ice-skating disco on the 21st! So, grab your skates and show your pirouettes at the Dolder ice field. A great place for a date, by the way!

At the ice-skating field in Oerlikon (Heuried), a sporty amusement of a special kind awaits you every Wednesday: the Afterwork on Ice. Meet friends or new people, drink mulled wine and show your ice-skating skills! Find out more about Zurich’s other ice-skating places.

Another Swiss thing to do in the cold and x-mas-market season is drinking mulled wine and eating melted cheese. There are many different places to get the warming drink or the nourishing swiss speciality: at Bahnhofstrasse in front of Globus, close to the Singing Christmas Tree, inside the central station or at the Niederdorf.